CATALYST Weekly ReaderAugust 15- August 22

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Spy Hop Street Party
Soul Works ~Psychic & Holistic Fair
Jigsaw Puzzles for Families
Seed Saving
Unity 2 - Dancers and Artists in support of Inbody Outreach
Evening in Brazil
Sundance Institute Summer Film Series: Little Miss Sunshine
Ogden Roots & Blues Festival
The Aquarium Age: July 31-Aug. 6
Mind Body Spirit Utah: Aug. 15-25 Events
Dear CATALYST readers,

Greta is out of town today through this weekend at the Telluride Mushroom Festival, learning about all things mycological! Undoubtedly she'll bring back plenty of info that you'll see in upcoming editions of CATALYST: Mushrooms really are amazing.

Lots of good stuff in the coming few days! Check out the events below, and have a great week.


P.S. Reader Rewards will return next week! In the meantime, email me if you want some RDT Dance Class passes!



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Event picks for
August 15 - August 22 

Fri. Aug 16, 5p. 

Spy Hop Productions, 511 W 200 S Ste #100. Free.

Take over the street to celebrate a year's worth of student produced film, music and design. Attend for great food, creative stuff to see and do, and lots of cotton candy. 
Sat. Aug 17, 11a-5:30p. Dancing Crane's Imports,673 Simpson Ave. Free. 
Join some of Utah's finest psychics, holistic practitioners and Artisans, to share gifts of inspiration, guidance, love and oneness. Enjoy catering by Café Solstice, which offers vegan, vegetarian, gluten free cuisine,  refreshing beverages and more.  



Sat. Aug. 17, 1p. 
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Center Campus Dr. Free.  


Learn how conservators have saved some of the treasures at the UMFA, including a 2,300-year-old Roman vase that was a puzzle to put back together. Then make your own fine-art jigsaw puzzle.


Sat. Aug. 17, 1-3p.  

Fairpark Garden, 1037 W 300 N. $10. 


Learn the basics of harvesting and saving your home-grown seeds. The workshop will visit the home of Jane Jenson to hear her techniques first-hand. Jenson has been growing and saving seeds for years.

Sun. Aug. 18, 3p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway. $20.

A silent auction will feature amazing local artists, followed by a the show performed by Ballet West and Ririe Woodbury dancers at 4 p.m. Proceeds support the healing and therapeutic benefits of yoga for at-risk populations in the community. 

Mon. Aug. 19, 7p. 

Liberty Park, 900 S 700 E. Free.   

Come hear Brazilian music from the Bossa Nova movement, from the classics of Antonio Carlos Jobim to contemporary Brazilian composers.

Wed. Aug. 21, 9p. Red Butte Amphitheater. Free. 


A film screening of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, and 2007 Academy Award Winner, Little Miss Sunshine.

Aug. 23-25. 

Weber County North Fork Park, 6413 N Fork Rd. $50 adv $55 door.   

A three-day outdoor festival of blues and roots music featuring Betty LaVette, The Wood Brothers, Bill Kirchen and more.

Blog Updates

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